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Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
quote privacy. we have an equal responsibility to ensure that the government provides a strong national defense. that is a given. gathering is necessary and a vital part of that defense. we have a duty to ensure that
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Jul 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
purpose. we take our department of defense and we hold them to a very tight account. we don't let them spend money without a contract, without reviews by the inspector general, reviews by our committee. but here's $2.6 billion unspecified. oh, mr. car decide, use it wisely. -- cars eyed, use it wisely. >> i reserve the remaining time. >> claim time in opposition. mr. womack: afghan national forces includes the national afghan army and police and been one of the united states' top priorities since operations began in afghanistan in 2001. the purpose of the afghan national force development program is to grow the capacity and capability of the afghan national security force in line with international agreements. this year's request totals $7.7 billion. the request is in the categories of defense forces, interior forces and detainee operations. included within the categories is sustainment to conduct day-to-day operations totaling $5 billion and enablelers that my friend refers to and says that if i heard him correctly that we don't know what these enablers are. we doe no what they are. a
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Jul 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
of the big activities was the defense spending bill. what is the headlines coming out of that discussion? guest: the headline has to do with the national security agency. it was a very close vote. it shows how divided the house -200epresentatives, 217 five, to keep allowing the nsa to collect telephone records. host: explain it to those that are not following it closely. many: i don't imagine too people do not understand it. this is the national security agency that was found to be collecting phone calls. they are randomly collecting phone calls under court orders from a secret court. certainly a lot of people do not want to be listened to. this was all covered by edward snowden, now sitting in the moscow airport. to stop a vote to try this practice, which was authorized by congress as part of the patriot act after 9/11. host: the amendment did not survive? guest: it did not survive. it does not explain how that would happen. host: who supported this amendment and who opposed it? we saw a lot of things that you probably did not see before. we have liberal democrats who did not like the g
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Jul 27, 2013 10:00am EDT
received information from the department of defense yesterday. guantanamo bay clause for fiscal year 2012 was millions of dollars. for fiscal year 2013, estimated $454 million. do the math. we are spending $2.7 million per year for each a detainee held at guantanamo bay. what does it cost to put a prisoner and keep them in the safest and most secure prison in america? $78,000 a year against $2.7 million. this would be fiscally irresponsible wearing ordinary economic times. it is even worse when the department of defense is struggling with the impacts of sequestration coming including the furloughs and cutbacks and training for troops. every day soldiers and sailors serving at guantanamo are doing a magnificent job under difficult circumstances. i went to the southern command in miami. i met with the man in charge with this responsibility. they are saddened with this assignment. they are doing what they are supposed to do. at great risk and i great separation from their family and personal challenges, they are excepting this assignment. they look to us as to whether the assignment still ma
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Jul 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for the department of defense for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2014, and for other purposes. the chair: when the committee of the whole rose on tuesday, july 23, 2013, amendment number 66 printed in house report 113- 170 offered by the gentlewoman from hawaii, ms. hanabusa, had been disposed of. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 12, proceedings will now resume on amendments printed in house report 113-170 on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order. amendment number 48 by mr. jones of north carolina. amendment number 51 by mr. lamalfa of california. amendment number 55 by mr. mulvaney of south carolina. amendment number 60 by mr. stockton of texas. amendment number 62 by mrs. walorski of indiana. amendment number 65 by ms. bonamici of oregon. the chair will reduce to two minutes the time for each electronic vote in this series. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 48 printed in house report 113-170 offered by mr. the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones, on which further proceedi
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Jul 27, 2013 6:00am EDT
and defense secretary chuck hagel commemorates the 60th anniversary of the korean war armistice. that is also this morning at 10:00. >> the director of national intelligence, james clapper, spoke at this year's commencement at the national intelligence university. the niu is a federally chartered university. it's still ridding its 50th anniversary. before his remarks, general clapper is introduced by defense intelligence agency director michael flynn. [applause] >> there is a lot of people out here that will receive bachelor's and master's degrees today, but i would want to re- emphasize what was just said, and i would say she has got a doctorate in the national anthem, and that was one of the most beautiful renditions of our national anthem. i would just like to give her another round of applause. [applause] i do not know where she is at. thanks very much to -- that is quite all right. they usually start out like that every time i talk. for everybody that has got kids or families, there is everybody on the stage and all of us has gone through these ceremonies. do not worry about kids one bi
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Jul 31, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of defense and the secretaries of all of the armed forces groups, got together to honor the veterans of the korean war. it was a sight to see so many korean veterans from so many different parts of the country. and they were reminded by our president that we had been labeled as those who participated in what was referred to as the forgotten war. because most all of the world knew about the importance of america being involved in saving emocracy in world war ii and vietnam. good or bad, people knew people that went there. but somehow in the middle of that, no one really missed us or knew where korea was or didn't appear that there was too much concern. d when we did return, unlike the vietnam veterans who really unfairly had been treated so unkind, fortunately for us, we were never missed except by our family and friends, people never they here we were and to us. weren't as kind veterans turned out from all over. comrades that were part of the 20 countries that were part of the united nations. and when north koreans invaded south korea, those of us who were called to go to south korea
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Jul 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
is about $100 million of cuts split between defense and domestic spending. so what you're going to see in september is a real fight over that. democrats have already in the budget they presented said we don't respect those caps because we are going to have a grand bargain in september. republicans said we already have a grand bargain, and those are going to run on. that will be enough to make it difficult. then the libertarian wing of the republican party all have items. one, and the senate, we will not pass the spending bills unless obamacare is defunded, and either done or defunded. you will see a 20-week abortion limit. it is a congress that has not function well or some would say even at all. but my only sense is that republicans are reading loud and clear -- if they should on the government again, it is going to be something like what happened to newt gingrich in 1995. republicans have newly taken over the house, they provoked a crisis with president clinton, the government shutdown, twice actually. in the end, republicans were blamed, and it clobbered them in the next election. r
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Jul 25, 2013 1:00am EDT
as assistant secretary of defense for international security policy and deputy assistant secretary for nuclear forces and arms control policy. he received a bachelor's degree from georgetown and a masters in international study from johns hopkins school of advanced international studies. the floor is yours. served in this body for senator jackson, who many of you had a non-and memorable memory of, i'm sure. >> i recognize i am in the distinct minority on this panel, but i take comfort that i represent the vast majority of americans and certainly the vast majority of those of you in congress on this question. should gitmo be closed? the answer is resoundingly no there is a- unless better alternative available. i would like to put this into context if i may. it is to explain why we have gitmo in the first place. it is because we are at war. is seemingly lost on a lot of us as we talk about this in an abstract context. removed fromhow be this overarching problem. we are not just at warp. we are at war because others attacked us and, in your wisdom wisdom, and the congress you gave the to fight ba
CSPAN
Jul 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
is a key priority for the national defense? theaid the tour, replacement -- senator, the ouracement is critical to nuclear deterrent strategy and capability. have the committed to air launched missiles as well. this would seem to me to be the first priority in terms of modernization. is this consistent with your views and strategies? the flexibility of having a triad is very important to our deterrent strategy. form ise ohio last nearing its end of life, it is very important that we replace it in addition to the calculations you just mentioned. one of the things that will be from theto support department of defense to do that. a -- nos to be commitment to modernization of the whole triad. since most of our eggs are in the summer rains, we have to do that first. is that your view? it is not in my purview as to how they are paid for. it is important that we move forward with that platform. >> we are in the met of a like the 70'sts and 80's. now it is the sea battle. you will be in the midst of that. general scupper on the -- scaparrotti will be in asia. it is strategically toward the
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Jul 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
two, and you are the one in charge. i worry, as a follower of defense policy, that in the circles -- with the people whom you speak, and whom i speak, there is often not enough awareness about the fact that this but the decision is the result of the budget drawdown that preceded sequestration. some of that includes the budget control act. all of these services are busy observing the first cuts under the bca and additional reductions that started in 2010. it has been on a downward trend since then. this is the fourth year of defense budget cuts and reductions, three of which predate sequestration. this is a significant change for the army. if sequestered continues into next year, 80,000 may look like an overwhelming number, and that could be that there is more. what is the impact on troops and their families, what are you thinking about as you implement this? >> you are right, these initial cuts are the $487 million budget reductions we agreed to prior to sequestration. the initial cuts were due because we have increased the size and the army because of our presence in iraq and afg
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Jul 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT
defense of the united states and think of those channels. think of those challenges that they met. are we so small that we can only look at our facebook likes today in this chamber? or are we going to stand up and find out how many lives we can save. let us get back to the big politics of protecting america and moving america forward. soundly reject this amendment, let's do this right on the authorization bill. the chair: the gentleman's time has expire. the gentleman from florida reserves. mr. young: i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from ichigan is recognized. mr. amash: i yield two minute -- one minute to the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. conyers: ladies and gentlemen of the house, this amendment will not stop the proper use of the patriot act and fisa authorities to conduct terrorism and intelligence investigations. i've never block -- i'd never block that. all this amendment is intended ongoing to curtail the dragnet collection and storage of the personal records of innocent americans. it does not defund the n.s.a.
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2013 12:35pm EDT
spatial intelligence agency as well as the undersecretary of defense and now serving as the fourth director of national intelligence, there's no one that has served our nation and continues to serve our nation during so many trying times that director clapper has done. from his first serving our nation as the united states marine, during his time as a young airman in vietnam, throughout all the difficult times our nation has faced over the past five decades of peace, war, and conflict, what many do not know is that in the mid- 1990's he served as an instructor teaching a course, knowing he would go on to shape this great institution. that is very true, amazing, little knowing that he would go on to shape this great institution that the community has become and to lead that tens of thousands of women and men who make up our tremendous workforce. director clapper was awarded an honorary doctorate by niu in 1992, and it was through his leadership that this institution became the national university. on behalf of all the men and women in the united states intelligence community, all of
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Jul 25, 2013 6:00am EDT
of the defense spending bill. is live at journal" 7:00 a.m. several leather vents to tell about today. beginning with the politico for mommy health insurance exchanges. that is on c-span2 after 8:00 a.m. eastern. on c-span3, the senate homeland security considers the nomination of the director of u.s. citizenship and immigration services. later on c-span3, a senate energy and national -- natural resources subcommittee holds meeting on water infrastructure. that is that's 2:30 p.m. eastern. >> i think that the korean war in a sense sort of helped the -- unify themselves in a way that was not there before. when the communists came down, they were brutal. a lot of the south koreans turned against the communists in the north. that sort of solidified their sense of national cohesion and identity. but i think they meant scapula because having waited, it is for a possible that the south probably would have disintegrated on its own. >> six years after north korean troops crossed the 30th parallel, sheila miyoshi jage looks at a war that never even ended. part of book tv on c-span2. a $512se has approved
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Jul 30, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of the naacp, legal defense and educational fund. barbara who is executive director and president of the lawyers committee, the civil rights under law. which by the way is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year having been founded by president kennedy in response to violence against those who sought to register voters in the past. tom, who is president of the mexican american legal defense and educational fund, bringing more lawsuits in the area of voting rights than almost any other latino organization and particularly focused in texas right now. laura, who represents the american civil liberties union, washington national office, who reminded all of us about the important work that the aclu is doing, bringing over 300 voting rights cases currently. ere's rosalyn brock, chairperson of the naacp, the nation's oldest and largest civil human rights organization. there are state lenl slators, 'm sorry, there's margaret fung. we have state legislators from texas, from alabama, from georgia, from florida. this is really a broad and diverse group. the national coalition of black civ
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Jul 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
enrollment fees the house armed services committee, of which i'm a member, and other defense committees have declined to grant the authority for these fee increases. my amendment would do nothing more than ensure that the fund in this fact are not made available to implement any new enrollment fees in the tricare for life program. year after year we hear from the defense department that health care costs of our soldiers and veterans are spiraling out of control and tricare is crippling the d.o.d. with its rising costs yet for the past two dwhreerks pentagon has found a way to reprogram hundreds of millions of dollars from defense health accounts to higher priorities. these reprogramming actions totaled $70 million last career in 2012, and $500 million in the -- in the prior year in 2011. explained that the surplus was due to uncertainty about medical installation and health care use and the impact of continual benefit changes and efficiency initiatives. if there is uncertainty about costs, the assertion cannot be made that added fees are necessary for even our most senior veterans. d.o.d.'s
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Jul 27, 2013 11:50am EDT
on c-span's "q & a." houset, some of the debate on two amendments for the defense spending bill that deals with nsa data collection programs. this is about 40 minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the amendment i offer this evening clarifies and confirms the scope of two programs that mr. snowden illegally exposed while sitting in a hotel room in communist china. under section 702, no u.s. citizen in the u.s. can be targeted. i say again, no u.s. person to be targeted in any way by the united states government. while their other authorities, the u.s. person may be subject to an investigation, the u.s. government may not do so under section 702. that is this amendment. the second part of the amendment clarifies section 215, known as the section 501 of fisa. that is no record of the actual conversation of the content that is recorded or collected by the national security agency. the nsa has not been acting outside of its authority. the metadata program is carefully designed with program layers of oversight by all three branches of government. this is precisely where our government
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Jul 27, 2013 11:30pm EDT
in korea. the truman administration believed europe was important. the defense of germany against communism needed to be america's first priority. i think that explains why there i think that explains why there were still people getting called up to be a part of nato forces in europe at a time when we were fighting communists on the ground and in korea. i am not sure of the exact number of troops that i had in different parts of europe at the time. host: why is it referred to as "the forgotten war?" guest: the answer is an interesting one. how did it become a "forgotten war? it is this war that is sandwiched between world war ii and the vietnam war, which has a much more infamous history in and aunited states. it had such an enduring clinical impact and was so traumatizing. you have this great victory in world war ii and is traumatic defeat in vietnam. youi think historians tend to focus on those two wars and pay less attention to korea. another reason korea has become a forgotten war is because it is really hard to talk about what they've the united states won the war or lost the war. it i
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Jul 26, 2013 2:00pm EDT
history tv, president obama and defense just -- defense secretary chuck hagel. that is also saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. we look at energy consumption here in the united states. host: we are looking at international energy. our guests are frank, -- with the center for strategic and international studies. headlining today's wall street journal is says the u.s. sees a boom in global energy use. the world will use far more of every type of energy. the u.s. energy department said that an energy will drive current consumption. start off by telling us why we are looking at this. host: it is important to the u.s., priorities on a number of fronts. the environment, energy security, our environment and energy consumption is going to grow by 10% after the year 2040. the world's energy consumption will be up more than half over the same time. host: why is this so important to the united states. give us more details about how that the sec -- affects our planning for our energy usage. guest: in d expenditures are one of the highest portion of consumer budgets. consumers are paying relatively hi
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Jul 26, 2013 8:00pm EDT
origins at the defense intelligence school, housed in world war ii barracks in and the naval station, to an accredited university that offers degrees and represents the entire community. this is a university that is expanding the literature of intelligence every day with publication of books and research from the national intelligence press. it is a university that engages leaders in common dialogue. it is a university that continues to produce the future leaders of our profession and our nation. this year we mark the occasion of our 50th anniversary by being recognized by the nation's most senior leadership for not only the high quality of the education offered, but for the joint nature of that education. this past october, general dempsey named niu a joint official military education phase one accreditation program, the first to receive such approval since before september 11. completion of military education is important for some our military officers and necessary for future promotions and assignments into our joint force. this past february, as the impact was highlighting to dir
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Jul 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
say to not touch the revenue. touch medicare or social security or defense. dealing thing they're willing to cut is foreign aid and taxing the rich. we would have to ask those who are not paying their fair share whomight a very wealthy or is paying a hefty sure, there are some who are not. are middleome who class and paying their fair share. i think you have got an opportunity to do something that would advance the country and strengthen our economy. we still have that opportunity. >> i want to say thank you to the panelists for today and for all of their long public service . i appreciate them taking the time to come here eerie thank you. let's give them a round of applause. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> this panel is going to explore the management. the heavy lifting of applying sequestration to program activities happens in the agency. the decision about who gets funded and who doesn't are made at the program project and level.ies or ppa we will hear from several budget were in t
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Jul 28, 2013 10:00am EDT
of a defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats and republicans? quite i am definitely working democrats and republicans to overhaul this program to magically. there have been a number of discussions already. senators on both sides of the aisle. the discussions have accelerated sent that extraordinary house vote. we also have a quarter of the united states senate on record saying they are very interested in pursuing certainly the issues that are central to this debate. that is the reason we insisted on finally getting the answers. you are going to see a very strong and bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up on the work of the house and to fix a problem that i inc. in the sl intrudes on the privacy and liberties and millions of law-abiding americans. >> under what way would you do that? saidw dianne feinstein they are working on. i will not rule out any possibilities. depending on how the leadership might want to construct it, it is possible they would like to of thediscussion of some other issues and reserve and opportunity for us to raise our bulkrns
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Jul 24, 2013 8:00pm EDT
defenses, don't you think this is something that we can pour not only in defense but other areas as well? i believe it is. texas can switch to a p.b.m. contract. this is no chump change. y time draws to a close, the challenges facing independent and community pharmacist are great, but the important roles they play are greater. it is where we can look forward to solutions that matter. i did not come to washington, d.c. simply to watch things happen and to wonder why. i came to be part of the solution. like you, mr. speaker, we are part of the freshman class believing that this is the place that people look for to make this country continually the greatest country on earth. and the way they do that is look at commonsense legislation. they look at commonsense solutions that affect them every day. for many, many people. and especially in my home of northeast georgia. place.harmacies is a they are the places where senior citizens come and as i have watched many times the pharmacies where i go to, my own or not, it is the pharmacies where i watched the other day, where i went in and a sweet littl
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Jul 26, 2013 10:30pm EDT
, newmuseum in hyde park york. life on c-span 3 american history tv, president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel commemorate the 60th anniversary of the korean war armistice also saturday morning at 10:00. >> next, a discussion about immigration with a panel of economists from the cato institute arguing that immigrants provide a boost to the economy and reducing growth and jobs. this is an hour and a half. >> good app or noon. thank you for coming today. policyex and i am the analyst at the cato institute. talkis exciting time to about economics and the impact of immigration. recently, the senate passed an immigration reform bill and you have representatives currently debating similar proposals in their chamber right now. this is an important time or you can bring in some of the experts and main academics to work on this topic and hear what they have to say about immigration in general and to share some of the insights of their research with us today. i want to say that it's a pleasure for me to be appear to introduce these three economists who i have cited extensively in my own work
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Jul 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
the constitution says they have to have a defense that we can't afford apparently? i met yesterday with maryland district court judges, about eight of them, and they raised this issue as one of critical importance and one of the judges, a reagan appointee, was obviously very animated at how we were undermining the very essence of the judicial system. surely no one on this floor intends to do that. at the defense department 650,000 vifflian workers are already -- civilian workers are already being furloughed two days a month. that's an effective cut and pay by 20%. the hardworking people whom we rely to maintain the national security of our country. on july 2 i visited with pax ian defense works from and talked with those who were forced to stay at home without pay. they were concerned about their family's finances but, mr. speaker, these hardworking and patriotic public servants were far more worried about support for our troops on the field on friday when many are forced to stay at home. they can't legally come to work and volunteer their time. the sequester is hurting morale and putting our na
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Jul 31, 2013 10:00am EDT
. budgetary time of austerity, w.i.c. was included in the across-the-board cuts in defense and discretionary programs under sequester. snap was excluded because it's a entitlement like social security and medicare. but w.i.c. was included in the sequester because it is an sniment. as if the cuts in sequester weren't bad enough, the house agriculture appropriations bill now cuts the program even further by more than $500 million. the 7.3% cut to w.i.c. in this bill could result in over 200,000 pregnant mothers and infants losing nutritious food. even factoring in the reserve fund, 55,000 moms and kids will go without nutrition that they need. it is sad that the republican-controlled house of representatives is cutting vital health and development programs for pregnant and nursing mothers and their very young children, while at the same time they find billions of dollars to send overseas in a wasteful war in afghanistan. madam speaker, during my series of end hunger now speeches, there's been one unifying theme i believe puts us on the path to end hunger now. that theme is presidential leaders
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Jul 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
this week for the defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats and republicans in the senate? working am definitely with democrats and republicans to overhaul this program dramatically. there have been a number of discussions already. senators on both sides of the aisle -- the discussions have certainly accelerated since that extraordinary house vote. thelready have a quarter of united states senate on record saying that they are very interested in pursuing the issues that are central about this debate. to answer your question, yes we are going to see a very strong and bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up the effort up that i think needlessly intrudes on the privacy and liberties of millions of law-abiding americans. newsmakers with senator ron wyden. we have a replay at 6 p.m. eastern. mike is hanging on from elizabeth, new jersey, an independent caller. is america becoming a defeatist nation? caller: no, but our government is defeating us. span had a video back in 2008. no one really listens to it. it is a pretty simple solution. one solu
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Jul 31, 2013 1:00am EDT
. it included this state department ig and the apartment defense and cigar. i was involved in usa eight as said as well. also the fraud section at that time. many of those cases were invited to folks in my section. -- were involved in my section. i'm very familiar with that. >> super. in late march, the state department's oig notified the department it was start a special accountability review board process in order to determine the process. it also mentioned recommendations regarding aftermath of benghazi. i would love to hear you talk about how that work is progressing or if you are not there yet. in termsd be your hope of continuing that work and looking at that and how it can be made most helpful? >> i have no knowledge of that review. i have not been involved in it. i have not studied the underlying facts. i plan, if confirmed, taking a hard look at all pending matters . that is one of the pending matters. i have no judgments or conclusions yet. once i am able to review facts and documents, i will be in a better position to determine the next steps. >> i have no further questions. >> thank
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Jul 29, 2013 1:35am EDT
the secularists. now, the military as well as other state institutions has been on the defensive. this new alignment may not be any more stable or lasting. it is also important to say the current alliance with the secular opposition is anti-brotherhood. it is not anti-islamist. the party supported the removal of morsi and has exerted its nfluence in the new transition by vetoing the cabinet choices. my second point is that we should really reserve judgment. this will put egypt on the path towards democracy or not. on the positive side of the ledger, the military is not exerting control directly but has put civilians out front. they put in place a cabinet. in addition to that, i would say another positive sign is hat the new transition roadmap puts the rewriting of the constitution before the holding of new parliamentary and presidential elections and this does correct a flaw in the first transition. the fact that they held this before the first time. they are dominating the process and is quitting others. on the negative side of the ledger, the way in which the democratic process was set a
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Jul 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
on amendments to the defense spending bill. up, a discussion of the implementation of the affordable care act with jim mcdermott, top democrats on the ways and means subcommittee on health. ofgressman bill cassidy louisiana talks about his bill blocking the epa from enforcing rules that will adversely affect the economy. spotlight on magazine series peaches a popular -- a popular mechanics. he will discuss the cover story of future technology of [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] host: good morning, and welcome to the "washington journal" this wednesday, july 24. president obama is touting his economic agenda on the road, taking a stop mid day at knox college in illinois. c-span 3. lower interest rates are on the way for student loans that could happen as early as today. the senate is expected to take up a bill to link interest rates to the financial market. dividing lower rates to college students starting this fall but perhaps higher ones in years ahead. tune into c-span 2 for
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Jul 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
that everything ought to be on the table, particularly defense spending. but our future dead comes on the other side of the budget and remains untouched and puts programs on on a paper like asial security and medicaid a way to protect poor people. threatss been a lot of that we were told that the sky "the washington post" did a story a few weeks ago looking at all the 46 steps that we have heard, how many materialized and only 11 and one of the things that is particularly interesting to doug about when we talk about in frustration, which by the way is amount of money that affects the growth of spending. we don't really know how it will play out because government agencies have the ability -- for instance, we heard that it would be devastating for defense they would lose $800 billion for lockheed martin alone. they just announced their profit and they are up 10% in spite of sequestration. so i think there is a way of handling training people and -- handling threatening people and we agree that it is not the best way to go about cutting spending or being fiscally responsible. i don't think all th
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Jul 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. >> the bipartisan vote and support for amendment in the house this week is part of the defense appropriations bill. are you working on a similar proposal with democrats in the senate? >> i'm definitely working with democrats and republicans to overhaul this program dramatically. there have been a number of discussions already with senators on both sides of the dial and the discussions have accelerated since that extraordinary houseboat area we have a quarter in the united states senate on record saying they are very interested in pursuing the issues that are central to this debate. that's the reason we insisted on finally getting some answers. the answer is yes and we will see a strong am a bipartisan effort in the senate to pick up on the work of the house and fix a problem that i think needlessly intrudes on the privacy and liberty of millions of law-abiding americans. >> you can watch more tonight on "newsmakers was quote at 6:00 eastern time. ,his week on capitol hill house house will be working on spending bills for transportation and housing. leaders outlined the agenda this past week trade
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Jul 25, 2013 10:00am EDT
passed important legislation, the defense appropriations bill. this bill prohibits furloughs on employees serving our department of defense in fiscal year 2014. these employees are now in their third week of furloughs. this week we heard from undersecretary of defense comptroller bob hale about the adverse impacts which are expected to worsen if furloughs continue. his message made clear the harm furloughs have already had on our force readiness. mr. wittman: he echo what had i am hearing from my constituents who i talk to on a daily basis. these people are dispointed and frustrated they cannot support the war fighter and are fearful of an unknown future. while it may be too late for the 11 days of furlough through september, congress has the opportunity, and i believe the obligation, to get this important provision, prohibiting furloughs, signed into law as soon as possible. and i urge the senate to join the house in passing this important measure. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does t
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Jul 29, 2013 12:00am EDT
not securities funds. your defense may be that you did in fact a decision would be taken within two days. ok, but what you should have week we would have had a to think about it, and it could have been helpful. i think parliament is in support of the government's policies. whatannot inform us position you are going to take. quality of me the memorandum, this is true particularly of the budget tapers we get. you tell us there has been a in the councils view of the payment necessary for next year. grossly miss be the samebecause at stage of the 2013 budget, the number was considerably lower. there was an increase compared to where the budget was. as part of the deal to get media term -- medium-term rim work and comparing that with next year's budget, it is misleading. your point of not wanting to send documents. ushink you should only send an exploratory memorandum within the rules. apply the rules. i think when you do send an expansion you should try not to , andad us about the timing you should try not to mislead us. when you have agreed to an increase. say that yout you would rather have a
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Jul 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
be for them. the army judge will spend weeks hearing from defense and prosecution witnesses. the government is expected to provide a classified assessment of the damage created by manning's disclosures. they are also expected to see the lawyer for bradley manning continue to portray his client as a patriot who followed his conscience. expressing gratitude to his legal team and supporters. our next caller in taylor, michigan, on the democrats line. hi, don. caller: hello. tank you for c-span. -- thank you for c-span. gave anom line is they oath to the constitution, nobody else. all he did was show e-mails. thousands of people are reading them. biden said something about them. the thing is, you have to think about our forefathers. weren't they all whistleblowers on the british government? they knew the wrongs of those british government, so that is why they wrote the constitution. give their oath to the constitution, not to an administration or a corporation. manning to me, they are heroes. bush, clinton, obama -- they all lied, they all said they were going to do one thing. look at the nsa,
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Jul 31, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. 30 days' written notice of the charges against them, give them the 30 days to put together a defense, or to offer their version of the facts, that's all that was required. and then we could have fired them. or put them on administrative leave without pay. that was in the discretion of g.s.a. so when g.s.a. tells mr. kelly they can't do anything, there's plenty they could do. they could have taken both those employees, put them on administrative leave without pay, talk about protecting the taxpayer, i'm for that, they had the power to do that in these cases. they could have taken both those employees under current law with due process in place, put them both on administrative leave without pay, and we could have protected the taxpayer. that was a discretion on the part of the administration and the folks that made the decision in that place. it was not the fault of the law. but interestingly enough it also protected us to have the second version of the facts put forward to bring more light -- mr. cummings: i'm going to allow mr. lynch to close in the 45 seconds we have left. mr. lynch
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Jul 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
, president obama and defense secretary chuck hagel commemorate the 60th anniversary of the korean war armistice at 10:00. yesterday, house republican leader eric kanter and democratic whip steny hoyer debated federal spending and the possibility of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government when the fiscal year expires in two months. this is 45 minutes. >> the gentleman is correct. the house is not in order. these take your conversations off the floor. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i expect to consider the fiscal year 2014 transportation, housing and urban development appropriations act authored i representative tom latham. members are advised to house will begin consideration of this bill on tuesday afternoon and should be prepared to offer amendments that that appropriate time. members are further advised that the 6:30 p.m. vote series that they could be longer than normal. for the remainder of the week, mr. speaker, the house will consider number of bills to restrain runaway government and re-empower our citizens. to stop government abuse and protect the middle class, we w
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Jul 27, 2013 8:50pm EDT
could reach it. i guess this tragedy is unspeakable. andcannot start a fight then claim self-defense when you lose. as members of congress is we enact policy and .e make laws in this country the white house should do the same. all would beo you as members of congress and looking at the plight of black men and boys, all of those things, what is it you would like to see in terms of congress or the white house in dealing with this issue? people to for other understand. maybe my anger is more than other people as i think i did a bunch a right things in life to get where i am, but when i am home and sometimes in the elevator in this building, i'm still just a young black dude that probably is not supposed to be here. how do we invest resources? how do we pump that into our communities and raise those expert agents for the young, black males and give them that deal of self worth and with the anger at the same time that when someone does that to me, i cannot act out? i have to do like what jackie robinson did and suck it up and take it even though i am a member of congress and the person wh
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Jul 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
concessionaires, similar to the model used by the defense department. i would like to mention sequestration on the budgetary cuts and the national park service and the national bureaus. sequestration was designed to be flexibility and discriminate. it is defering important work. to conclude, the national park service will continue to pursue knew and creative ways to address its funding needs. i want to thank our many partners who are here who have come to us with ideas and i appreciate the support of congress to resolve this extraordinary challenge. thank you. >> director jarvis, thanks very much. because of the number of senators here, i'll ask one question to get us started and recognize our colleagues. director jarvis, for decades, the park service has recommended expanding the oregon caves national monument. and one of the primary reasons has been because the existing site is not large enough to protect the site, given the volume of visitors. so in the case of oregon caves, not expanding the site could actually increase the cost of maintaining a very unique resource. my point is that th
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Jul 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
to --member what we have done so so far as we cut defense, cut domestic discretionary, and we raised revenues. but we have not done is dealt with medicare and social security. the part of your question the one party will not raise revenues, we have done revenues. what we have not done is entitlement reform. for this party -- for this panel to the balanced, you would have wanted to invite some of the far right to make this case. they would say, we have done everything but entitlement reform. >>that is a great example of how this conversation gets skewed. one of the reasons i we have medicare, we have taken a lot of money out of medicare. we have a lot of reform in medicare. it is just not counted. >> it went back into a new program. >> there is deficit reduction at the end of that. we are taking money -- we are taking money -- the affordable care act itself was a deficit reduction strategy. >> particularly in the long- term. >> i think one of the challenges that has been so disconcerting in why we are concerned overall is because if you look at what happened, the entire conversation does move
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Jul 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
the defense beat, you kind of take it piece mail. you spend time with the people who made these tanks, you fly and osprey, you train and you do all of these things but you never see it come together and work together in what they call combined arms, where everyone is supporting each other. when you watch them up close and the marines are trying to take an objective and they have to coordinate all these moving pieces, and the claimant -- any equipment is moving, you get a good sense of the scale of this and the in normandy and complexity of modern warfare complexity ofd modern warfare. people tend to think that with satellite systems that the fog of war has dissipated, but when you are out there and you are close up, you see that it really hasn't that much. there is still a lot of and the ambiguity on of the battlefield and if you don't match the right weapon system with the right target, it doesn't go well. shooting without maneuvering is a waste of ammo, maneuvering without shooting is suicide. you get a sense of how true that is when you see all the elements trying to come together to take a
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Jul 27, 2013 1:30pm EDT
securities that were behind this abicus investment. >> was -- what is his defense in a nuthshell? >> he clims he just didn't do it. he claims he didn't lie about his role in the investment to anyone. he also said that any of the investors in abicus, that it was ompletely transparent. these are sophisticated investors. a big german bank, a big dutch bank. ended up oldman sachs with a long position. tourre is s fabrice concerned, the s.e.c. is bringing the case against him, he says he didn't do it. at least several times mr. tourre was asked to clarify how much paulson was able to put into this investment, that by him saying or not saying things was kind of misrepresenting to them as far as paulson's intent to investment in the first place? >> that is right. about s been testimony many the case against abicus. the s.e.c. says they misled them in the equity of the investment, a point t was making that the housing market was -- bet that the housing market was doing well. in fact, it was doing the opposite bet. that's how investors were isled. memories fade, and there hasn't been anyone that has
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Jul 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
budget that provides tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations and unneeded increase in defense spending while slashing funding for medicaid, food stamps and women and children's funding has left appropriators with such small funding allocations that this bill was unworkable and unrealistic from the start. so here we are, slashing programs that serve and protect the most vulnerable among us, programs that are proven to save us money in the long run, and programs that support flexibility and accountability in our communities. we may disagree, mr. speaker, on how to keep our economy strong, but we should all agree that we must stop piling these cuts on the backs of seniors, the working poor, women, kids and the middle class. stop these cuts to our communities, we should reject this bill, unless it's grossly increased in the aggregate which it won't be as we know. so we should reject this bill. thank you, mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i move
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Jul 26, 2013 9:00am EDT
member -- but i always say i am a big spender in two areas -- defense and infrastructure. that is what we are supposed to be doing here, if you read the constitution. i am upset with some of my conservative friends who make statements on the floor as we were trying to get this bill passed that we are really not right. in fact, the conservative position was to do a re- authorization as opposed to doing extensions tom extensions you could argue that take 30% off the top or 28%. we know it takes a lot of money out of the system. you cannot plan for it. you cannot put the reforms. we have more reforms in our bill a year ago than all other bills, i think, combined. you don't get that with extensions. so we will be faced with this thing. group, thenservative americans -- the american conservative union, correctly use the statement i used on the floor saying the conservative position is to come up with a good, healthy re-authorization bill and start doing what the constitution says we are supposed to be doing. i just know that we are going to do the best we can, and we are going to work as a tea
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Jul 25, 2013 1:00pm EDT
under title 51, national defense, chapter 36, foreign intelligence surveillance, chapter 4, roman numeral 4, section 1861. so paragraph 3 after 2, says an investigation conducted in this section shall not be conducted by -- of a u.s. person solely on the basis of activities protected by the first amendment, we get to paragraph 3. and this was an issue that was very contentious. there were groups boycotting and demonstrating and saying, hey, this is all about library books. we don't want the bush administration being able to go in and get a list of books we have read. well, i contended then and still contend now that to do such a thing of an american citizen you should have to have probable citizen an american has violated the law and get a warrant to do that. but this didn't require a warrant. this allowed under the patriot act if it was for foreign intelligence purposes and for international terrorism investigations, according to the title, but unfortunately in the law itself it said or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities. i tell pe
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Jul 27, 2013 4:25pm EDT
of justice and the department of defense is no easy job. the other thing i will say is we have to take the spectrum in the order we get it. the 700 megahertz off shin came after it the aws auction. so we could compete -- that was the auction on the block. we put our resources into clearing it. we are using that spectrum -- we're probably using it most, that is our lte spectrum. we do not have low band spectrum and that is what this auction is about. and i am his handout going to recognize him. you forng to recognize your comment. also, in your written testimony, you were comparing your auction -- at&t and verizon, i came to the boston celtic to play the celticskin to playing amateur. faith you have so little in these providers? >> let me say, yes, i cannot help to think fondly of the that is thes, but product of growing up in boston. there are many competitors comparable to t-mobile and sprint. they were going through their own internal spec trim issues. they all got beat. after they choice came up and the. we came up and the. -- up empty. andof these players came because when push cam
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Jul 28, 2013 12:15am EDT
and then claim self-defense when you lose. members of o as congress as we enact policy, we make laws and we should set the priorities in this country and the white house should do the same. so my question to you all would be as members of congress and looking at the plight of our black men and boys from mandatory minimum sentences to expulsion rates to all of those things, what is it you would like to see in terms of congress or the white house in dealing with this issue? and it's hard for other people to understand and maybe my anger is a little more than other people because i think i did a bunch of things right in life to get to where i am. but when i'm home and sometimes in the ell have it or the in this building without a member pin, i'm still just a young black dude that probably is not supposed to be here. so how do we invest resources? how do we pump that into our communities and raise those expectations for our young black males and give them that sense of self-worth and deal with the anger at the same time that when someone does that to me i can't act out. i have to do like jackie
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Jul 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
't bring in the in to thes statements stage trial thinking you can make the defense testify. can't make the defendant testify or use a technique like that. technique.a good but i digress. ut anyway, to come back to the domestic violence, on a very serious note. information and that we realize that we talk about gang violence. gun violence. we talk about all of the it is starting at home. domestic 't forget violence. it's an extremely important issue that must be considered. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. >> next, we'll hear from the group leader of gang violence. >> good evening. dr. sharon ladeker, labor of love performing arts academy and the community that we all live in. was -- our our i facilitated it, in gangs. we had a good time. danny davis was there. we went a bit off. we got into gangs, we got into ex-offenders, we got into a lot stuff. we think we covered it all. but if you think about gangs, we young black kids involved in gang activities. that's the why question. why are they involved? everything that was said in the session is one young man got up n the back, one of our
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